Sunday, March 7, 2010

A new twist on Red Rover

Emma spent Saturday morning at Nana's house. She made up a new variation on Red Rover and it was so amusing to watch. She loves to play with small yarn balls in my stash of brightly colored yarn. She spread them out on the floor, crossed to the other side of the room, and then we spent the next hour as follows --
  • Emma, "Red Rover Red Rover send Matty right over" - Matt runs to Emma.
  • Emma, "Red Rover Red Rover send Matty to Emma's balls" - Matt crosses the room to the yarn balls.
  • Emma, "What color do you want Matty?" - Matt says a color and picks up that color yarn ball.
  • Emma, "Matty, put it in Nana's basket." - Matt deposits the yarn ball in a basket by my chair.
  • Repeat of the above until Emma declared, "Emma's turn."
  • The only pause in the game was to spread out the yarn balls after they had all been deposited back in the basket.
What fun, watching her make up a game! I did lose a few balls of yarn during Emma's version of "clean up" following the game.

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